DreamWorks Remaking Steve Martin & Lily Tomlin Body Switching Comedy 'All Of Me'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
September 14, 2012 4:57 PM
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Ah, the body switch comedy. The genre tends to be unpredictable at the box office, and usually doesn't lead to blockbuster sized success, but these movies can bring in decent coin if made on the right budget, and they're the kind of material that's an easy sell for future play on endless TV reruns. And if you've got a property you can remake, why not, right?

That's probably the thinking over at DreamWorks who have announced they will be revamping the 1984 Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin comedy "All Of Me." Directed by Carl Reiner, it's not exactly fondly remembered, but the comedic potential is easy enough to see. The story centers on a dying millionaire who wants to attempt to get her soul transferred to the body of a young woman to whom she is leaving her fortune, but winds up inside her lawyer's body instead. Comedy ensues! Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein ("The Vow," "Never Been Kissed") are writing the script, and at one time this was set up at New Line as a potential Queen Latifah vehicle. Huh.

Anyway, this is all in very early stages but the the idea of the moment is to switch genders and have the man's soul enter the woman's body. Which is actually not a terrible idea. Check out the trailer for the original below. [THR]

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8 Comments

  • Paul | February 16, 2013 7:23 PMReply

    I just want to reiterate what others have said. "All of Me" was well-respected at the time, Martin's performance was considered Oscar-worthy, and many, many people paid money to see the film. This movie isn't even 30 years old and you can't do five minutes of internet research? You should find an occupation better suited to you.

  • Alex | September 16, 2012 4:42 PMReply

    Not fondly remembered?? Are you high?

  • DG | September 15, 2012 5:27 PMReply

    If they're going to keep doing body swap remakes they need to at least do one with Joe Pesci, like Casino-mode Pesci switching with an 11 year old girl.

  • Timothy Sexton | September 15, 2012 9:23 AMReply

    Do your research before you say something clearly at odds with reality like "All of Me" is not exactly fondly remembered. You might try checking out the box office figures, critical reviews and awards as a starting place. Wish they'd stop giving reality show contestants jobs in the real world and hire professionals who know what they're talking about.

  • Alan | September 15, 2012 6:26 AMReply

    Well, Martin has starred in enough remakes of his own. I guess this is karma.

  • I seriously hope you guys ross douthat | September 15, 2012 5:48 AMReply

    Good grief. I don't always think that remakes are a bad idea, but this is ridiculous.

  • Mark | September 14, 2012 8:46 PMReply

    It is fondly rememberd by me, I was laughing out loud watching it. And just a reminder - Steve Martin won National Society of Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award for this role.

  • Travis | September 14, 2012 5:04 PMReply

    No. No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no. There is no actor who can play Steve Martin's role, certainly not Queen Latifah, but I think she is playing Lily Tomlin

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